Toxic Positivity: The Value of Happiness

Putting the word ‘toxic’ before ‘positivity’ gives it a rather negative vibe, don’t you think? But the clue is in the name itself as it can sometimes be interpreted as a lack of empathy, and often unintentional. This is because when we feel uncomfortable with a situation and how it makes us feel, our emotional reaction can be inappropriate.

Self Sabotage: Stop the Cycle

Have you ever asked yourself “why does this keep happening to me?” or find yourself repeating the same mistakes over and over again? Maybe you try and make changes to your life, but feel like you are chasing your tail as you end up where you started time and time again. From tucking into aContinue reading “Self Sabotage: Stop the Cycle”

Scream if You Want To Go Faster: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 15)

Aunt Flo. Time of the month. Shark week. Got the painters in.  Code red.  Girl flu.  Leak week.  Call periods whatever you like … I’m over the whole thing. I’ve had enough now.  I just want perimenopause to be over.  It’s not funny any more.

Am I on Mute? How to make yourself heard

Do you ever feel like you are invisible? You’ll be at a social event or in a team meeting at work:- you’ll have planned for either event, be it your appearance or researched what you needed to say, but you somehow end up feeling like you are on the side-lines, undervalued or even ignored. ThereContinue reading “Am I on Mute? How to make yourself heard”

The Invisible Symptoms: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 14)

You can see if she having a hot flush.  Her huffing and puffing along with hand-fanning will give away that she’s feeling a tad warm.  If you are talking to her and she mixes up her words or gets flustered, you will know the meno-fog has descended.  But you’ll have no idea about her other symptoms: the ones that are embarrassing, rarely discussed and have a huge impact on her life and emotions.  And not all of them are ‘downstairs’.